In her poignant and touching memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson, shares for the first time how her husband's HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago sent her life and marriage in a frightening new direction.
On November 7, 1991, basketball legend Magic Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who tuned in as he shared his news, Magic's revelation became a seminal moment for the nation. Now twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day - from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, she and her baby would, too, be infected with the virus, and their family would be shunned. Believing in Magic is far more than Cookie's account of surviving that trauma; it is the story of her marriage with Earvin and the nearly three decades of loving each other, losing their way, and eventually finding a path they never imagined they'd take.
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Good story about relationships, love and resilience! it was also a wonderful illustration of how families stick together no matter what.
I've always wondered how Cookie & Irvine stayed together & finally, we get to know. I loved reading this book & how honest she was in sharing their story. I highly recommend reading it - it's an inspiration to us all!
"Cookie is a strong woman"
Magic was truly a handful. I'm glad he changed for himself her and kids. Great story.
Very encouraging testament of trials and triumphs!! Very inspiring and great heart.
From family, to marriage, to personal growth. I really enjoyed this book.
"Candid, Real and Enlightening"
This is one of the most honest and enlightening books I have read. I applaud Cookie Johnson for sharing her life challenges and learnings. This book will truly benefit others as we all experience life's challenges and learnings.
I really enjoyed this book! It reminded me that we all have a journey, and just because it doesn't fit within a traditional mode doesn't mean that good isn't in it. Well done, Cookie!
This story reminds readers that athletes and stars are normal people too. Her story at times reminded me of myself then others times I wondered why bother with Magic, he was too fickle for me, but then again, the life style and who he was, I guess I understand why she stayed. Her story is interesting enough to keep you engaged.
What a great story!! Very transparent and real. She discussed the topics many stray away from.
"Truly Inspiring! Very moving!"
Extremely insightful. Gripping at times! Definitely inspiring. We never know what people go through... very revealing. Well written! '
"Cookie didn't Crumble"
Thoroughly enjoyed the story told directly from Cookie Johnson. Everyone can identify with the human struggle to endure life's challenges and more importantly succeed with the help of a strong spiritual base. Instead of running she stood firm on her beliefs and stared directly into the face of her challenges and Won! Looking forward to another book by this same Author!
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